Sponsors and Supporters

BBAA is delighted to have the support of Lloyds TSB Commercial and the City of London Corporation as main sponsors for the BBAA National Investment Summit and Awards Dinner respectively.

National Investment Summit Sponsors: Lloyds TSB Commercial


When it comes to getting the all-important working capital to cover start up costs, working closely with your banking partner is crucial.

Lloyds TSB Commercial is the division of Lloyds Banking Group that supports small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a turnover of up to £15 million.

The bank provides dedicated day-to-day banking services, specialist guidance and tailored lending packages to businesses across all sectors.

Its national network of relationship managers have the experience and expertise to act as a sounding board for ideas, and they can also help companies to access other sources of advice – from selected companies across the Lloyds Banking Group or other professionals in the local community.

Lloyds TSB Commercial recently outlined a new commitment of support to small firms across the country in its SME 2012 Charter.

The Charter’s key aims are to encourage enterprise, boost access to finance and provide clearer and fairer pricing for customers, as well as help 300,000 new start-ups across the country by 2012.

Under the programme of support, we will also be running 200 nationwide seminars every year for the next three years, providing expert guidance and support for SMEs on starting up, employment, exporting, bidding for 2012 contracts, sustainability and finance.

Lloyds TSB Commercial puts great emphasis on a long-term, relationship-led approach to banking and is committed to providing entrepreneurs and start-ups with a service that goes beyond day-to-day banking facilities.

It has the expertise, experience and tools to provide the guidance and tailored financial packages to enable businesses to grow and flourish throughout the economic cycle.

Lloyds TSB Commercial is a trading name of Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Lloyds TSB Scotland plc and serves customers with an annual turnover of up to £15m.

Awards Dinner Sponsors: The City of London Corporation


The City of London Corporation is delighted to sponsor the British Business Angels Association awards dinner and take part in this celebration of success in angel and early stage investing.

Working with partners, the City of London Corporation supports the growth of local business.  For example, the City Corporation is a founding partner of Innovation Warehouse, a pioneering business incubation and start-up mentoring facility. Innovation Warehouse will help encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs and perhaps provide future angel investment opportunities. 

In addition, since 1999 the City Corporation has invested around £9m in a range of small business loan funds as part of its efforts to improve finance to SMEs, and produces research to support the competitiveness of UK business.

Supporting business growth is at the heart of what the City Corporation is all about. The City Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation with three main aims: to support and promote the City as the world leader in international finance and business services; to provide high quality local services and policing for the Square Mile; and to provide valued services to London and the nation as a whole.

To learn more about the City of London Corporation’s commitment to build confidence in and prospects for the enterprise communitysee www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/businesssupport.

The work of the British Business Angels Association well aligned with this commitment and vital to the growth of early stage UK businesses.  The City Corporation is proud to be working with the BBAA and extends its congratulations all awards nominees!

Further Sponsorship Opportunities

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